We first met Kristen Schaal in Flight of the Conchords, where she played a very eager fan to a two-man band, made up of Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie.
She’s switched gears, now starring in the action-comedy movie My Spy, but her character is just as eager… if not more. Schaal plays a green CIA agent, who has adopted a seasoned operative as her mentor. Typically, a mentor/mentee relationship is agreed upon by both parties, but this situation is a little one-sided.
Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), who plays JJ, wants nothing to do with her. He legit says to her in the below clip, “I am not teaching you anything… we have zero relationship.”
It may be blind faith, but she doesn’t give up on him, even when he throws a knife blade her way:
Bobbi isn’t swayed to stay away from him. Instead, she is beyond impressed and in awe of his skills. It makes her look up to him even more.
While the clip revolves around their budding relationship, the story is more about a little girl named Sophie (Chloe Coleman). Sophie comes across the agents’ stakeout location and they are so mortified they were “made by a nine-year-old” that they agree to teach her the spy game:
J.J. and Bobbi may not realize it, but Sophie is having a hard time at school. Their spending time with her means more than learning about fun gadgets and interrogation techniques. It gives her relief from bullying and a place to belong. But, surely, this can only last so long… it’s not quite age-appropriate.
My Spy, directed by Peter Segal (Get Smart), hits theaters on March 12.
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